Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spinning around

Hat display - 200 Years of Australian Fashion
Parasols near entrance area - 200 Years of Australian Fashion
I'm feeling pretty sore today after returning to yoga classes at Action Yoga in Ivanhoe with Pamela Speldewinde and doing a trial class with Nikki Ellis at Cinch PT in Macleod this morning.  Mr Rosanna's been going to Nikki's 6am classes a couple of mornings a week since the start of the year after I suggested he go there, and it looks like I'll be following in his footsteps given Nikki is a friend as well as being a very dynamic and inspiring local businesswoman and working parent.
Colonial-era clothing above and below

Modern day interpretations of the Victorian era (above)

I spent yesterday morning at the 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre at Fed Square with my friend Rina Chia -  the former owner of Take 2 vintage & recycled clothing market (now The Fashion Market) and current owner of Fash Forward (selling vintage/second hand clothing on consignment for select clientele online and at selected markets in Melbourne).  Rina's about to head off to New York with her family for a holiday and I'm not jealous, much!  We spent a fabulous morning walking through the exhibition which takes you from colonial Australian fashion (the dresses are tiny) at the start of the show, which is set up like a French fashion salon/department store, right through the decades to modern day Australian design.  The accompanying catalogue has been so popular, it's currently sold out.
Beautiful dresses going around on the moving dais
1950s wedding dress (middle) 
We had a ball looking at the beautiful clothing.  I will always have a thing for the 1930s-50s era because it was so glamorous and lady-like although our favourite area was the biggest room from the late 1980s, complete with accompanying club music, which was like going back in time.  If you love fashion, and Australian fashion in particular, it's a must see show.
1960s Twiggy-inspired fashion
1970s disco fashion
Flamingo Park by Jenny Kee & Linda Jackson (above & below)

I also wanted to quickly post today about some weekend events.  The Banyule Sustainable Transport Show is on this Saturday 16 April from 11 am - 1.30 pm at Banyule Primary School,  It's a free event where you can try out an electric car or electric bike as well as bring your bike for safe cycle training, free bike and helmet checks.  For more information contact 8470 8405 or info@sustainablecommunities.vic.gov.au
Fashion Design Council 1980/90s collection 

Kate Durham
It's also Record Store Day Australia this Saturday and locally you may want to visit the Kew Record Fair to stock up on some vinyl.  Mr Rosanna and his muso friends are also fans of Carlton Audio Visual where you can trade in your old turntables or get them tuned up.  Tivoli Hi-Fi in Hawthorn East is also celebrating the day with 10% off vinyl and other special offers.
Akira
Carla Zampatti 
Romance Was Born
Dion Lee & Ellery

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